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Sony challenges Samsung and Apple with ‘phablet’

The multinational mobile phone manufacturing company, Sony Mobile reveals its hybrid mobile and tablet device Xperia Z Ultra ‘phablet’ in response to its competitors Samsung and Apple.

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BlackBerry’s Secure Work Space app launched for Android and IOS

BlackBerry’s long-awaited service, Secure Work Space app, will enable government agencies and corporate clients to secure and manage data in devices on their internal networks through BlackBerry Enterprise Service(BES) 10.

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Starbucks pays first UK corporate tax since 2008 but inflates US prices
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Consumer pressure has paid off as coffee giants Starbucks Corp announce they have paid their corporation tax for the first time since 2008. Coincidentally, prices of some Starbucks products have suffered a 10 cent rise in US operated coffee houses. The company neglected to mention whether or not the British corporation tax scandal had a knock-on effect to its US operations.

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Burberry and Google present 'Burberry Kisses'
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Burberry have collaborated with Google to bring us ‘Burberry Kisses’- the ability to send a digital message sealed with your very own kiss. Hosted by Kisses.Burberry.com, the British heritage brand and Google have utilised ‘innovative kiss recognition’ technology to allow everyone to send their very own kiss to anywhere in the world.

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Apple announce iOS 7 and iTunes Radio plans
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Two weeks ago in the Californian coastal resort town of Rancho Palos Verdes, Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook addressed a room of sceptical technology and media executives, some of which were anxious shareholders, to reassure them that Apple had several ‘game-changing’ ideas in the pipeline following their first dip in profits for a decade.

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Apple chief hints at "game-changing" innovations
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Apple chief executive Tim Cook tells investors that the company has several “game changers” in the pipeline, as profits for the technology giant fell for the first time in a decade. Speaking at a conference in California, Mr Cook promised anxious investors that new products will be released, hinting that wearable computers may be next.

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Marks & Spencer next in line to face criticism for corporate tax structure
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Marks & Spencer has become embroiled in the corporate tax debacle which has seen tax campaigners criticise big companies about the way they structure its online sales to Europe. The Guardian has recently launched an investigation into companies who appear to be exploiting lenient tax rules by invoicing transactions to countries with the lowest corporate tax rates.

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Barnes & Noble aim to make Nook tablets more appealing
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Top U.S. bookstore chain Barnes & Noble is looking to boost interest in its Nook device by offering access to Google Apps Store after dropping in sales last season. The move will see the number of apps in Nook HD rise from 10,000 to 750,000, amongst which will include Google services such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, and the web browser Chrome.

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Overseas online sales to generate £28bn for British retailers by 2020

Online sales generated by UK retailers from international markets are expected to generate £28 billion by 2020, according to new research released on Tuesday. The report, by OC&C Strategy Consultants in collaboration with Google, predicts that international online sales will soon outpace domestic ones to make up 40 per cent of total online sales by 2020.

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Topshop attracts millions to their interactive show
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As the fashion week circus packs off to Milan, London is still abuzz after another ground-breaking few days for British design. Never one to shy away from the spotlight, it was Topsop Unique’s Autumn/Winter Show that stole the show this season. The clothing chain teamed up with Google+ to create an innovative catwalk show, which resulted in multi-media concept that enabled viewers to access the show via several social media platforms including Google+, YouTube, Twitter and behind-the-scenes shots via Instagram.

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